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Blog: Tonight, the Christmas season starts in Peachland

Blog: Tonight, the Christmas season starts in Peachland

Tonight is the big night. Six different special guests (including Santa and Mrs. Claus) have their stages (squares?) all set, five local restaurants are getting special meals ready for ticket holders, and right now, I’m guessing a whole bunch of volunteers here in...

Blog: Today at the Visitor Centre..

Blog: Today at the Visitor Centre..

It’s usually around the middle of November when David Winter gets the call. After that point, he’s doing some decorating double-duty, but that’s OK. It means Christmas is coming. David and his wife Beverley as you may know, live up to their last name this time every...

Blog: I’ll be honest with you…

Blog: I’ll be honest with you…

Sometimes when there's a gap between publishing - and before a big feature comes out, there's anxiety: "I haven't had anything good in awhile" 😱 "People are wondering - and judging what they're paying for" 😱 But then I read some good advice I've referred to before....

Cancelled is something you don’t say about Remembrance Day

Cancelled is something you don’t say about Remembrance Day

It’s usually around this time of year when I have some tears for my Gramps. I don’t know how he’d feel, me writing that in front of everybody (hell, I’m not so sure about it myself!) But I miss him a lot - even though it’s been six years. Gramps (you can call him Tom)...

Blog: Just a thank you 😊

Blog: Just a thank you 😊

Hooray for new subscribers and a few more followers! I have some pretty amazing supporters. And I’m not saying that because they’ve decided to give me $4 a month to read local news. They understand I put everything I have into this small biz. And they get that I’m not...

Blog: Happy Halloween! 🎃 👻

Blog: Happy Halloween! 🎃 👻

Went downtown and saw a couple bats (the BEEPS display at the Visitor Centre is on til 4) & then some Rotary witches (Jane Tench and Anne Cook were handing out candy at both seniors buildings )and THEN I saw a dad dressed up as a moth or butterfly riding his bike...

Blog: My 2020 garden

Blog: My 2020 garden

It’s the sound of snowblowers and that chiselling you have to do when you wait to shovel but then it gets colder. But it’s not winter, and so we’re in varying states of being ‘ready’ for this sudden change of season. Since my garden is covered in almost a foot of snow...

Blog: Why I’m different from the local newspaper

Blog: Why I’m different from the local newspaper

My stories on Peachland’s consultant -related spending are getting a lot of reaction. We have some new subscribers and many of you have messaged and emailed your thoughts. Some have shared reports and things they've learned over the years, and others have asked me to...

Blog: 52,000+ fake subscribers?! Bring it

Blog: 52,000+ fake subscribers?! Bring it

For three weeks, I’ve had a problem. On your side of the screen, it didn’t look too bad, but when I checked my email the morning of Aug 23, something was wrong - I had 760 messages (Clue #1) - and each one of them was a new subscription signup. When I hit Refresh,...

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